Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spotlight: J. STERLING - Interview & Giveaway


J. (Jenn) Sterling
Author of The Perfect Game series

Today I'm spotlighting the fun author J. Sterling! This was my first time meeting her and I don't think I'll ever forget her. She was just so funny, made me laugh, and kept spreading love and laughter everywhere she went at this event. Loved her.♥ I had a blast asking her my three questions because again, she made me laugh a lot!

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#1 - As readers we get very attached to characters so it’s sad when we finish their stories. Now, I can imagine that for a writer it is even harder to finish writing a story knowing that’s the end for the characters. How do you transition from finishing a novel/series to starting a new one?

It has been hard for Jenn to leave behind her characters from The Perfect Game series, particularly Jack Carter. She says he still talks to her in her head and he refuses to leave her alone. She does miss him and Cassie a lot and being able to tell their story. 

#2 - One popular component in romance books is sex scenes so I wonder… When writing, how do you decide how much sex to put in your stories? Or do you mostly follow your genre (YA, NA, Erotic Romance, Erotica, etc.)?

Jenn is not a fan of writing the hot scenes. "Hate writing them," she said. But if it feels right to write steamy scenes in her stories, she pushes herself to do it. And it's her characters and the story that guide her to decide the details of writing such scenes. I remember her telling me "if my characters want to f*** I need to make that happen for them." Yep, that totally cracked me up!

#3 - Do you consider yourself a romance genre writer or a writer who uses love stories to explore a wide range of themes? 

Jenn considers herself a romance genre writer. Her stories revolve around romantic relationships and other situations but the romance between the characters usually takes center stage. 


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More About Jenn:
I got fired from my last job.

It's true.

I know you're sitting there thinking, "Jenn, how could anyone in their right mind fire someone as amazing and awesome as you are???" And i'd love to give you a good reason, but the truth is... being This! Awesome! is clearly very scary to other less awesome people.  :)

So I said screw them and started writing my first book. And you know what I realized? Writing books that mean something to me is a million times better than working my ass off for someone who doesn't really care about anything other than the bottom line.

My soul feels more satisfied.
My heart, more full.

So thank you for reading, loving and recommending the stories I write.
I think you're awesome- and not only am I not scared of other awesome people, I want them on my team!

Jenn's THE PERFECT GAME SERIES

❥ THE PERFECT GAME (The Perfect Game #1)
He's a game she never intended to play. 
And she's the game changer he never knew he needed.

The Perfect Game tells the story of college juniors, Cassie Andrews & Jack Carter. When Cassie meets rising baseball hopeful Jack, she is determined to steer clear of him and his typical cocky attitude. But Jack has other things on his mind... like getting Cassie to give him the time of day. 

They're both damaged, filled with mistrust and guarded before they find one another (and themselves) in this emotional journey about love and forgiveness. Strap yourselves for a ride that will not only break your heart, but put it back together. 

Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful...

❥ THE GAME CHANGER (The Perfect Game #2)
Jack appeared at my door last night after six months of no communication wearing a Mets jersey and holding a dozen red roses. He told me he was sorry, that he loved me, and that he would earn my trust again. It took everything in me to not fall apart at the mere sight of him. I wanted to take him back into my life, but I needed to know that this time it would be forever…

In J. Sterling’s highly anticipated follow-up to her USA Today bestselling novel The Perfect Game, Jack and Cassie quickly realize that their new lifestyle can often be cruel and unforgiving. Their happiness is put to the test as the past is never truly far behind. 

How do you stay together when the world's trying to tear you apart?

❥ THE SWEETEST GAME (The Perfect Game #3)
This is the third (and final) installment in Jack & Cassie's story! 

“It’s one hell of a sledgehammer to the chest when your baseball career comes to an end. It’s like you finally realize that baseball never loved you back. All the sleepless nights, the hours spent at the gym trying to stay fit, the conditioning, the training, the mental preparation, the holiday’s missed, the birthday’s passed, the memories you didn’t get to make with your family…all for what? It’s not like baseball lost any sleep over you. She didn’t stay awake for nights on end trying to figure out how to make you a better player. She didn’t care. Baseball’s a business. A sport. A game. And as much as my entire life has been wrapped up in it, it’s time to let it go.” - Jack Carter

  
#1 - The Perfect Game: Amazon * Amazon UK
#2 - The Game Changer: Amazon * Amazon UK
#3 - The Sweetest Game: Amazon * Amazon UK

NEW RELEASE

SEEING STARS (Celebrity #1)

Walker Rhodes is a hot singing sensation who never settles down, spends too much money gambling and gets in trouble on the daily- at least if you believe all the tabloids.

Madison Myers is a hard working talent agent assistant thrust into the spotlight one day after Walker pulls her on stage during one of his concerts. She tries to stay away from him, but he keeps chasing her. She is strong in her resolve and he is relentless in his pursuit. The question is... WHY?!?!

Tabloid Headline Reads: Walker Rhodes pulls woman on stage during LA concert and serenades her with stars in his eyes and we watched as the sparks flew! But just who is this mystery woman who has stolen Walker's heart? And will she be the one to finally tie down our favorite womanizing gambler?

Our readers poll:
80% say no way!
The other 20% wish they were her!

Read more inside...


***GIVEAWAY***
1 Signed book from every author from the DC Author Event.
13 winners total. Open Internationally.

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